Summary: To show that CHRIST is waiting for His coming while sitting at His throne and will soon crush all His enemies under our feet.
Are you waiting for the LORD's coming? Good, CHRIST is waiting too.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST is waiting for His coming while sitting at His throne and will soon crush all His enemies under our feet.
Hebrews 10:13 (Amplified Bible)
10:13 Then to wait until His enemies should be made a stool beneath His feet.
Thank You very much LORD JESUS, for our hope, keeping Your ways are all based on our waiting for You, as You wait to come for us again, You will soon crush all your enemies under our feet.
CHRIST is waiting
Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels-J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. CHRIST is waiting
"Then to wait"
The word "wait" or "expecting" came from the Greek word:"ekdechomai" meaning:
1. to receive, accept
2. to look for, expect, wait for, await
GOD has commanded for us to wait for CHRIST's coming, also CHRIST our Saviour is waiting for this event.
James 5:7 (Amplified Bible)
5:7 So be patient, brethren, [as you wait] till the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious harvest from the land. [See how] he keeps up his patient [vigil] over it until it receives the early and late rains.
1 Peter 3:20 (Amplified Bible)
3:20 [The souls of those] who long before in the days of Noah had been disobedient, when God’s patience waited during the building of the ark in which a few [people], actually eight in number, were saved through water.
Waiting upon the LORD is a gift from the LORD that enables us to receive from Him.
Our waiting is combined with hope and expectancy from the LORD:
Psalms 27:14 (Amplified Bible)
27:14 Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.
Waiting in the LORD is combined with stillness and resting in the LORD, leaning upon Him:
Psalms 37:7 (Amplified Bible)
37:7 Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
Our waiting in the LORD is combined with expectancy, keeping and heeding His ways, then promotion will come.
Psalms 37:34 (Amplified Bible)
37:34 Wait for and expect the Lord and keep and heed His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land; [in the end] when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
There are two kinds of people in one's life— people whom one keeps waiting and the people for whom one waits. —S. N. Behrman
—Phillips' Treasury of Humorous Quotations
The LORD JESUS CHRIST is both: He keeps on waiting sitting at His throne, and He is the One we're waiting for.
B. CHRIST's enemies are to be made His footstool
"until His enemies should be made a stool beneath His feet"
Joshua 10:24-26 (Amplified Bible)
10:24 When they brought out those kings to Joshua, [he] called for all the Israelites and told the commanders of the men of war who went with him, Come, put your feet on the necks of these kings. And they came and put their feet on the [kings’] necks.
10:25 Joshua said to them, Fear not nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage. For thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies against whom you fight.
10:26 Afterward Joshua smote and slew them and hanged their bodies on five trees, and they hung on the trees until evening.
It's the same as Joshua putting their feet on king's necks, now it has not ended from there, Joshua afterwards killed all of these kings. It is saying that they have the victory over these kings.
Hebrews 1:13 (Amplified Bible)
1:13 Besides, to which of the angels has He ever said, Sit at My right hand [associated with Me in My royal dignity] till I make your enemies a stool for your feet?
Psalms 110:1 (Amplified Bible)
110:1 A Psalm of David. THE LORD (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), Sit at My right hand, until I make Your adversaries Your footstool.